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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
the improvements made to the site while also highlighting the benefits of the law. it's the start of a new campaign being launched by the white house and democrats to get more americans enrolled. the administration plans to hold an event every day until december 23rd, the enrollment deadline for coverage by january 1st. as politico puts it today the fresh push is an attempt to get back to the plan they wanted to pursue. whether or not the at mrgs has turned a corner, that remains to be seen but as of noon, this afternoon, the healthcare.gov twitter account reported more than 380,000 visits to the site today, on top of the 1 million visits to the site reported yesterday. the "washington post" reports the site processed 18,000 enrollments in the 24-hour period, more than double the previous numbers reported. >> we were very pleased to hear the advancements made to rectify the problems with the website as it pertains to -- let's not forget, it is not just about a website but providing affordable care for millions of americans. >> meanwhile, house speaker john boehner would not say if republicans would
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
the president will pic kick off a nr campaign. promoting the benefits of his signature health care law. ed henry is there at the white house with more on this. >> good to see you. republicans say they have found probably a dozen times or so over the last few years with her there has been this big pr blitz down toward his staff, when the sales pitch is there coming american public is not buying it, going to be well again and again, defend the controversial law. i do not have an alternative, if they wanted to repeal the president's health care law, they would not have anything that would deal with the millions of people who don't have insurance right now. also pushing back by noting about a million people visiting healthcare.gov, they did not have any major crashes, there were issues of people waiting and whatnot, they are now turning the corner, but republicans are now saying there is too much focus on fixing the website, not enough on the substance of dealing with canceled policies and the like. take a listen. >> they are married for this political time when politics is mired in the website alon
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
to re-launch the disastrous program on the health care law. but unfortunately, the damage is done. we're now learning more about the security risks associated with this website. now listen to what david kennedy, the so-called white hat hacker, talk about the development. >> when they created this website they kind of threw a lot of things together, mixed and matched a bunch of parts putting it on the site to be used by the general public. so when you have that type of website it is actually hard to go back and fix that security around it because the security was not built into it. so it will take months to address, over a year possibly to at least the critical exposures. >> no security in mind when they built the website? that is pretty disturbing. now, unfortunately, there is more to come. according to a report in "the washington post," the enrollment records for millions who have chosen to enroll in the on-line marketplace, continue to generate errors in the computer system, meaning they may not get the health care they expect next month. now the errors have affected one third of th
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
? >> i think he will in a more aggressive way than he has before. the law is working, it's benefiting some people, je yes, there have been problems but it's doing what he said sit would do. the second parts of the case -- the second part is thinking republicans have sabotaged the website and all the problems are because of the efforts of the republicans. martha: there are new questions launched at the white house. people trying to sign on and we are still getting error messages. >> reporter: people are going on and still getting error messages. >> you are confusing error message with cueing message which is an entirely different thing. >> reporter: the goal is to enroll more people. if they are still waiting -- >> i would point you to the fact that more people are visiting the site and able to effectively go from beginning to end when it comes to enrolling than was the case in october and november. martha: getting tougher and tougher in there. accord together white house those directed to a cue on the obamacare site will get help at a later time. >> reporter: the white house confirmin
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
rally the facebook generation to like the health care law. this afternoon they've got an open mike straight to the oval office. >> and the big chill. we get it, it's december. but this is something else. i'm abbi huntsman, snow and temperatures 40 degrees below normal. we have friends at the weather channel to tell us. >> there's just one hour until wall street closes and the markets are lower and if that's extending three days of losses on the dow and s&p. why the change? there are a few possible reasons. the government's unemployment report comes out on friday. and some expect a gain of 215,000 jobs in november. that's according to an adp estimate and well above expectatio expectations. good news in the real economy could make the fed take off the training wheels. signs of recovery could pressure the federal reserve to start pulling back its $85 billion monthly stimulus program. the fed just released its beige book. it shows modest to moderate growth. finally, there are some concerns that holiday retail spending is off to a slow start. mean while, president obama turned from heal
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
of affordable health care is coming to people all across this country. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. about half a million people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> it is working. that's the fact. that's the fact republicans are hoping people won't discover. that's why the white house is holding events every day between now and just before christmas to highlight the law's benefits and push back against the right wing smears. tomorrow they'll focus on low cost preventive care. thursday, protecting people with pre-existing conditions. and friday, slowing down the growth of health care cost. polling on this law is always mixed. because of republicans' relentless attacking. but when people see what the law actually does, they like it. 81% support the provision to close the medicare doughnut hole. saving seniors on prescription drugs. 76% like letting young people or young adults stay on their parents' insu
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going to work. the president made it pretty clear, krystal, you can make fun of me or kind of give me a hard time or website a hard time but you can't give this law a hard time. what was noticeable was the standing ovation when he said this law, affordable care act is not going to be repeal as long as i'm president and that got everybody on their feet, people who benefit from the law at this time. one of the real focuses is the
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
its protections are. and most importantly, how people can sign up. i know people call this law obama care. and that's okay. because i do care. and -- i do. >> that event highlighting the crucial importance of getting young people to sign up for coverage under the affordable care act. but it is this president's earlier address that offered the clearest picture yet of the president's second-term priorities. with the health care law just one part of a vision focused on greater economic equality. and for this president, it's a political mission that's rooted in the personal. >> the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. so what drives me is a grand son, a son, a father, as an american, is to make sure that every striving, hard-working, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> in addition to the president's policy achievements, including the affordable care act, the president offered his support for raising the fede
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm PST
the relaunch of healthcare.gov and he was defiant in the face of his critics. >> some are rooting for this law to fail. i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. if you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to know that. >> across the country in california, state republicans stooped to a new low to sabotage the law. >> it's called cover california, and the administrators say it could set the stage for the rest of the country. >> on the left coast, the launch of the state exchange covered california went pretty well. it reports it is signing up 2,700 people a day. that's good news for golden staters who need health insurance. bad news for republicans who are determined to undermine the affordable care act. enter connie conway. it is billed as a california resource guide and it looks like any generic health care website. it has something for everyone, if you're uninsured you can click through the i don't have health insurance icon to find a page dominated by a calculator with the penalties
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
. the areas of new york where you hope to pick up territory. do you think the health care law can once again be a hindrance to you guys? where the exchange will not be updated and the fix will not go through. people will lose the plans they were accustomed to? >> it's critically important for insurance commissioners in the states to make the improvements. i hope they do make the improvements. we have given them the authority to do so and hope they will take us up on that. as long as democrats continue to find ways to fix and improve the affordable care act and republicans remain obsessed with repealing the affordable care act and going back to the days of a broken system where people were bankrupt because they were sick, as long as republicans continue to say that we should at $1200 in cost to seniors because that's what a repeal would cost and we are going to remove preventive health care and remove protects for presifting conditions, as long as they cling to that, we will number good shape. we want to fix it and improve it. they want to repeal and end it. most americans want to fix and imp
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
healthcare law. a reboot of sorts after weeks and weeks of really bad p.r. the president pumped up what he called obamacare successes. he spoke at the white house part of it live here on fox news channel, surrounded by people he says are benefiting from the new law. his aides say it's an effort to move past the problems with the enrollment web site which the feds say they have dramatically improved. the white house says around a million people visited healthcare.gov just yesterday, and if the vast majority did not have any problems. the president says that is proof the law is now working. >> after just the first month, despite all the problems in the roll-out, half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> and as the president tries to move focus from the web site itself and back to the basic office the healthcare law, republican leaders are doing the same, and attacking the law itself. >> it's not just a broken web site. this b
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
out at this event with americans who are already benefitting from the law. he's going to talk about the benefits they're getting, young people can stay on their parents' insurance, no more discrimination against people who have pre-existing conditions. now, on the other hand, the white house has had three years to make this case. so why is this any different? >> well, because now it's actually happening. and, you know, regular people are seeing the benefits of it. for years you've noticed the main thing that they would trot out was if you repeal health care, kids under 26 are going to get thrown off their parents' plans and republicans had a quick response to that. they'd say, well, okay, we'll keep that part of it and throw the rest of it out. but now the meat of the thing is actually getting implemented. more than 100,000 people last month, it's going to be more than that as it gets to the deadline and the website starts working. so actual people are getting actual health care, which means it's much harder for you to roll back this program. so it really puts republicans in a diffi
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
a lousy job rolling out the health care law. it's not enough to say they turned in their work sloppy. no, the screaming you hear now is liar, liar pants on fire. it's an escalation of the old refrain the president's not who he says he is. nobody knew him in school, went the donald trump rant. he's not from here. now comes the charge the president's health care law is not on the level. that the president didn't just fail to get it right the first time, he's a liar. and on benghazi, he's something else they say. howard fineman and sam stein are both with "the huffington post" and both msnbc contributors. ted cruz's trail buddy has taken it to new heights. during a hangout yesterday, the texas senator used the issues of benghazi and the affordable care act to accuse the president of something truly sinister. let's listen. >> i think the current administration has taken liying to a new level. to me that's one of the most aggravating thing about what's happening in washington these days. particularly about this administration. which is a lack of accountability. and the willingness to mislead
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
of the year. we find ourselves starting to think about time. time, which is running out on a law that keeps plastic guns from being able to make it through metal detectors at airports and schools. and if congress does renew the law in time this week, it may come with a pretty big loophole. is anything going to happen this week? we'll also be taking a look this morning at everyone's fascination with the new pope. pope francis. with what may be an evolution on his part away from hot button social issues and toward economic ones. he's got liberals loving him. he's got conservatives attacking him. he's like no pope we have seen before. speaking of the catholic church, since it is a sunday, we thought we would introduce or maybe reintroduce our guests to the sacrament of confession, unburdening ourselves of our unpopular political opinions. stick around for that. when is an important question in politics, so is where. as in where do you live, where do you come from? we'll talk liz cheney, scott brown, and the art of carpetbagging. we have five easy steps to make sure you don't mess it up. but, f
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
they wanted to do two months ago. start a public campaign for the health care law over law. president obama will kick-start the e effort with an event at the white house this afternoon. of course this comes nine weeks after the first rollout which was marked by glitches and crashes as well as repeated promises from the administration that things would get better. >> nobody's madder than me about the website is working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed. >> no one ever imagined the volume of issues and problems that we've had, and we must fix it. >> there is an enormous amount of work going on on a daily basis to make the necessary fixes and to upgrade the site with the goal of making it fully functional for the vast majority of users by the end of this month. >> i am confident that by by the time we look back on this next year that people are going to say this is working well and it's helping a lot of people. >> after all that, the white house finally appears comfortable enough to say that the website is workable and workable enough to start promoting it. late yesterd
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 2:30am PST
continues today. the president will talk about the economic benefits of its health care law at an event in washington, d.c. yesterday president obama defended the affordable care act and suggested if republicans have any better ideas, they should bring them to the table. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. we're just getting started with the exchanges. just getting started with the marketplaces. so we're not going to walk away from it. if i have to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. i've always said i will work with anybody to implement and approve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> hhs officials also announced a surge of web traffic to healthcare.gov. more than a million people visited the site on monday. former president bill clinton spoke about the law yesterday saying the legacy will not be impacted as long as the flaws are fixed. >> if the computer problems are all fixed and it's up and running by -- and healt
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
if their family or they got sick. today the website is working well for the vast majority of users. this law is working, and will work into the future. my main message today is we're not going back. we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >>> back on offense. after two months of being battered by bad media mojo and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may ha
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
of thansik shinawatra. the prime minister that they were trying to force out was the brother-in-law of the shinawatra. delivering another firing speech in front of the protesters. >> today we have done the best in thailand. this will enable us to change thailand and reform thailand for the future of the country. but apart from house dissolution nothing has changed. the protesters look like they're settling in for another long fight, although this was supposed to be the final day. al jazeera, bangkok. >> a difficult choice. a group in somalia choose between rebel fighters and letting families go hungry. >>> change is demanded in washington. >> and announcements later in the program. first in egypt more than 50 students have been arrested after a violent protest at universities in cairo. opportunities were demonstrating in support of the post president mohammed morsi and several police cars were set on fire. students have been demonstrat dg for months now and they're calling for the release of dozens of students who have been arrested and held without charges. protests escalated after
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
folks to sign up for his health care law. >> and that's why i'm here, because i need your help. >> reporter: top republicans fired back today the president has now had five years in office. so if americans are feeling insecure about cancelled health plans and stagnant wages, they should blame him. >> when will they learn to say yes to common ground? when will they start listening to the american people? >> reporter: the president may also need to start listening to the millennials beyond just today's summit, where he suggested if all else fails, serve some alcohol to get young folks to sign up. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance because a lot of bar terns don't have it. >> reporter: a harvard university poll among 18 to 29-year-olds, 56% disapprove of the affordable care act, 39% approve. white house officials are touting a national journal poll that gives a rosier view. among the same age group, 53% say wait and see before making changes to the law. 26% say repeal it and 17% say provide more money to effectively implement it. un
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
people. they came up, dare i say it, with health care exchanges which president obama put into law. they came up with revenue sharing to help stress state and local government. they're turning their own back on their own history. not just on liberal ideas. >> you know, congressman, a lot of people -- this was brought home when they realize you're talking about children. there was as i said this very arresting article in "the new york times" this morning front page that i read very early this morning. about this 11-year-old named sesani. and it brought to mind when the president was speaking on income inequality. he talked about children in poverty. listen. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own. that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. >> i mean, when we get to the point where children in no fault of their own are living in these situations and it's just discarded, that's troubling about the spiri
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
-- there will be some negative impact on invested interests in china. this is popular with the pla, with law enforcement agencies, and i think that is one factor. and japan is clearly another factor. the chinese want to change the status quo in the region. so that these disputed islands are essentially under china's administrative control. then i think there is a third factor that i think it is especially important. and that is that china is seeking to control, first, deny the u.s. navy access to, and then later, to actually exert control over its nare sea, the east china sea, the south china sea and the yellow change and they're pushing us back to the first island change and the longer term goal is the second island chain which is as far back as guam. >> randy, how dangerous do you think this is ultimately? >> i think there are a i think the near term danger is the operating environment there carries a lot more risks. a chance for accident. miscalculation. because the chinese have basically announced a way in which it is uncertain how they will enforce or whether they can enforce it and that adds immed
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
you. >>> coming up. the health care law is working, and republicans aren't. some new good numbers tonight on obama care. they're spending and sending the republicans over the cliff. this is a new one. >>> right-wingers are now declaring that it's unchristian to take care of the poor. claiming that jesus would not support programs like food stamps. you know i'll set them straight tonight with chapter and verse. stay with us. ♪ love... in the nation, what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love is strange so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar, you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ [ male announcer ]
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
: in the minutes after the derailment, according to a senior law enforcement source, rockefeller told first responders, going along and i'm in a days, i don't know what happened. ntsb investigators say that ten-year veteran driver was on the second day of a five-day shift. >> the day was a typical nine-hour day. these days were routine days. there's every indication he would have had time to get full restorative sleep. >> reporter: his lawyer says he went to bed at 8:30 and got up at 3:30 a.m. that his client had a good night's sleep and is cooperating in every day. >> i think it takes a strong man to come down and be honest. that's what billy's doing. >> reporter: on the question of the brakes, rockefeller had initially claimed, according to a source, that they didn't work. >> we determined that the metro north mechanical department performed a proper brake test prior to the accident train leaving the station. and there were no anomalies noted. >> reporter: the federal rail administration is expressing serious concerns about metro north's recent series of accidents. in a letter to the head
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, it's starting to work. since the health care law went into effect two months ago, republicans have been on overdrive rooting for its failure. but after a rocky start, we're seeing huge improvements to the website and an end to the right wing's talking points. 100,000 americans chose insurance plans through the federal exchange in november. nearly four times as many people as signed up the month before. hundreds of thousands more getting coverage through the state-run programs. 91,000 people have signed up for insurance in new york. 98,000 enrolled in washington state. and nearly 80,000 in california. and 48,000 in kentucky. yes, there are problems with the website. but they're getting fixed. the site now works more than 90% of the time. it can handle 50,000 visitors at once. and 800,000 visits per day. according to the administration. and that's good. because the demand is staggering. just today 375,000 people visited healthcare.gov. these are real people who can finally get coverage. >> this weekend, some positive signs. >> everything w
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
to the success of the law. >> i do remember what it is like being 27 or 28. and aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i kind of felt like i had nothing to worry about. of course, that is what most people think. until they have something to worry about. but at that point often times it is too late. >> joining me now, senior fellow at media matters for america. eric, i think there is an interesting phenomenon where you have this twice a day, who were right about the website's problems out of the box for reasons determined by their ideological predispositions. >> and as you said, eventually time will catch up with them. because this is sort of reporting by anecdote, which is never a good way to do any kind of journalism. and the anecdote, as you reported, fell apart in about eight hours, spread to the right wing media and the main stream, the reason it jumped to the main stream is because it did fall apart so quickly. we have the republican conservative opposition to health care is basically based on these horror stories. i saw on line republicans hope that
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
would know what laws applied to you. but as of 1952, every black person over the age of 16 had to have not only a racial id card but also this passbook which any white person could demand to see at any time. and if you were found to be in a place just reserved for black people, then it was illegal for you to be there and you could be arrested just for existing, just not having your passbook on you taught was also grounds to be arrested and thrown in jail. the pass laws meant that by virtue of being black in south africa, you were presumed to be a criminal unless you could prove otherwise by having the proper paperwork. and any white person could challenge you anywhere for any reason, and if you did not have the passport, if you did not have the right documents, if you did not have the right written permission to be where you were when you were there, then you could be put in jail. passbook laws had been around since the 18th century, and the structure was always the same. white people never needed them. white people could go wherever they needed. but non-white people need add internal
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
's time to ensure our collective bargaining laws function as they're supposed to so unions have a level playing field to organize for a better deal for workers and better wages for the middle class. it's time to pass the paycheck fairness act so women will have more tools to fight pay discrimination. it's time to pass the employment nondiscrimination act so workers can't be fired for who they are or who they love. and even though we're bringing manufacturing jobs back to america, we're creating more good paying jobs in education and health care and business services. we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector. and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. and that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. [ applause ] this shouldn't be an ideological question. you know, it was adam smith, the father of
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 1:30pm PST
care law. >> we're obviously encouraged by the progress that's been made, but there continues to be a lot of work to do. the work is not about somebody i spoke to today, a reporter that was sort of asking about corners being turned and things and what that means for the president. it's what it means for the people who are trying to get insurance. [ sniffles, coughs ] shhhh! i have a cold with this annoying runny nose. [ sniffles ] i better take something. [ male announcer ] dayquil cold and flu doesn't treat all that. it doesn't? [ male anner ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast-acting antihistamine. oh, what a relief it is! [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sounds good. campbell's healthy request. m'm! m'm! good.® >>> thousands of people who signed up for obama care may not actually have coverage at all come january 1st. obama administration officials now
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
. plus, with the website working better and enrollment on the rise, we'll ask one of the law's architects where obama care goes from here. and it's been ten years since i took over the anchor chair here. it's been quite a ride. we'll look back at some of our favorite moments from the last ten years. all right now on fox news sunday. and hello again from fox news in washington. this is a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. as that nation continues to mourn the man many consideits father. south africans gathereded at makeshift shrines who died thursday at the age of 95. gregg is live outside mandela's home in johannesburg with the latest. >> chris, which was supposed to be that national day of prayer and reflection and in fact, at churches and synagogues across the country were filled with people marking the day, but here in what was the home neighborhood of nelson mandela, the mood here is anything but solemn. in fact, it is festive. take a look at what we saw, what we heard. they chanteded, blacks, whites and all races. young and old. it seems important for all to be as
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
thing over to federal law enforcement authorities. they kept a copy for themselves, they combed through it very carefully. they put together a very carefully edited nudes package. it was a small fraction of the total materials they aired or described. the press in this country is a free press. they can do whatever we want. we can publish whatever we want and broadcast whatever we want. but with that freedom comes great responsibility. the press is not just an amplifying system for raw information. we're not just a means of disseminating information that we get access to. the press makes decisions all the time about what is right to publish and what is wrong to publish. what is a value to the public's understanding and what is not of value and would only cause unnecessary pain or harm if it were broadcast. the name of the rape victim does not need to be part of the story, right? the bodies at the crash site don'ted need to be shown for you to understand that people were killed in that crash. the death of daniel pearl in pakistan can be described but not shown. his killers wanted it to be
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
their jobs over this law. this website to be up and running, it makes it at least more politically viable because you can say while there may have been problems in the get-go, at least people are getting health care and getting those life saving benefits. what's going to be interesting to see going forward, what's the next gop line of attack on the law? they've done everything they can to delay the implementation. you got it, you like it you keep it, happened before thanksgiving. do we go into christmas with real attacks on certain areas of it? it seems like all of the stuff you can do about the website, god willing for democrats is probably over, but who knows as the day goes on. it will be interesting to see what the new line of attack will be. they can go into more personal stories about people losing health care coverage because the plans aren't covered by new changes and they think unless there's a massive enrollment towards the six-month period, he'll have a lot to work with. what will be most interesting, where do new enrollments come from, places like california and new york recep
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
the work force earlier? >> i think it's starting right now. for example, law schools are reducing sizes of classes and several prominent business schools did not raise enough applications last year to start a first year class. for example, george mason university did not have a first year class here in virginia. and, you know, i know my program, my part-time program, which is our bread and butter, our enrollment is down. you've got to deliver jobs and value in the end. i don't think that's happening. >> that's smart. every time unemployment numbers come out, smart economists say, wait a second. the real measure here is work force participation. what percentage of american whose can work, who want to work, are working? why isn't that the number the government releases and that we use as our common currency of this conversation? >> it does release it, right alongside the unemployment numbers but the press is just interested in the unemployment number because it's a sexy number, one we've used over tile. like the headline number for the cpi or the core number for the cpi and people are awa
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
's the president. >> i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. we will make it work for all americans. if you don't like this law, despite all the millions of people who are benefitting from it, you still think this law is a bad idea, then you've got to tell us specifically what you'd do differently to cut costs, cover more people, make insurance more secure. >> we're not talking about missile defense. we're not talking about immigration reform. we're talking about the same subject we've talked about for almost four years. the president, if anyone thinks he's going to repeal it, a little defensive about that. i think the most telling statement is we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be, the website's going to be. really? we have learned that? the website is the least of it. the whole thing about what it's going to do and those millions of people that lost their plans, overstating what this plan actually does, maybe not und
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
this wouldn't work. today is not a good day for the complainers league. it looks like the health care law is open for business. it looks like after all the misery love company types have had their say, a solid majority of the country wants the president's program to make it. the website, we're told, is working. as i said, what a bad day for those little trolls who live under the bridge. david corn is the washington bureau chief nor mother jones magazine and michael tomaski is with the daily beast. i want you to look at this poll and what people think about this. right now 55% of the country supports the idea of making it work. they want to keep it as it is, make it work. only 43% want to repeal it. another interesting number, a little more nuanced according to a current cnn orc poll. a majority of americans 53% said it was too soon to tell. saying it's not seen its day in court. not yet. keep in mind these polls were conducted before improvements to the law's website were announced over the weekend. so, david, there's good objective news and good perceptive news. totally 180 from the way
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
are familiar with the law. getting healthy young people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. and though he's not exactly young, per se, president obama will be signing up through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out-of-pocket costs, though, because it will not be taxpayer subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death, officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in that tragic accident. overnight, fans gathered at a memorial to pay tribute to the fallen "fast & furious" star. walker's co-star, vin diesel, spoke to them. >> i just wanted to say thank you, thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> nbc's joe fryer has new details about the crash and just how fast the porsche might have been going. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened after actor paul walker got into the passenger seat of this red porsche and before he and driver roger rodas were
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
are concerned about their pensions being cut. state law doesn't matter anymore. state constitution, hell, that's out the window. that doesn't matter anymore. governor schneider basically is getting absolutely everything he wants. city assets will be privatized and city workers will be taking a huge cut on their pensions. now, this is the systematic destruction of an american city with a great tradition in this country. it's a government coup without the violence. and it is completely unjustified and unnecessary. in the coming days, you're going to hear a lot from folks in the media saying stuff like this. >> this is a one-party state, to be totally clear, right? there is no political diversity of any kind in detroit. >> certainly in the city of detroit. they haven't had a republican mayor in 250 50 years. >> detroit is not an example of the failure of gop economic policies. it's been run by the democrats for 60 years. >> a level of corruption and democrat rule, throw money at the problem oh, we're going to just do whatever the unions say. that's what led to the downfall of detroit. >> entitle
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain the difference? >> it looks to me like it's all one plan because you really have to keep pushing and letting people know and try and build momentum in the public the real problem here is public education, if you have never had health insurance before, you don't know how it works and you've never applied for it and
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >> a reminder to our viewers, sound redundant but as we covered when that's being being made law, it if sounds too good to be true, it usually is. i if you expect to insure 30 million more americans and keep your kid on your policy, cover preexisting conditions remove lifetime caps, all wonderful ideas, it's going to cost. finding out the details is shocking folks but fox business viewers would have been well prepared for what is going on right now. just remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. >> are higher healthcare premiums making shoppers sick? and is one major retailer worrying baas it -- because it is? i do a lot oresearch on angie's list before i do any projects on my home. i love my contractor, and i am so thankful to angie's list for bringing us together. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. >>> well, brookstone, the purveyor of all things gadgets. whether buyers
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Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
into law. according to that report, president obama did not meet with kathleen sebelius, the secretary of hhs, the secretary in charge of implementing obama care a single time. white house secretary jay carney questioned the accuracy of the report because it only looked at the public schedule. >> cabinet secretaries don't regularly get entered into the visitor's log because they come frequently. and she meets frequently with the president. >> she will be on capitol hill next week to face questions about obama care struggles. >>> remember the official stamp of the statue of liberty that wasn't actually lady liberty? the postal service used a picture of a statue of lady liberty instead of the original. the sculptor of the sin city version is suing the usps for copyright infringement. more than 5 million copies of the forever stamp were printed. >>> finally, note to costco, nonfiction does not neep not true. last month, the shopping giant was in hot water for labeling bibles as fiction, which costco blamed on its distributor. according to "the los angeles times," ron burgundy's memoir was
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
's health care law obamacare. the reason why? it could be different from the one we just heard. ♪ ♪ (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade-proud to be ranked "best overall client experience." but it doesn't usually work that way with health care. with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and cost estimates, so we can ke better health decisions. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> the obamacare law needs younger people enrolled if it's expected to work but recent polls show they have not signed up yet. it is just too expensive. wisconsin senator ron johnson says young people in his state are drowning in the cost. but isn't it called the affordable care act? he j
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Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
and friends this morning talking about his effortsed to try to restructure california state law with regard to the -- he is in court right now, being challenged best hi union, because san jose is headed for bankruptcy. san bernardino, stockton, all driven solely by the -- not sole live but overwhelmingly by the power of the unions and the outside, outrageous pensions they have. i think it's a terrible tragedy to see any individual, any american, who is suffering and loses a pension or isn't get what they're promised. the problem is for years, decades -- this is a 50-year bender of the unions taking advantage of the political process, wielding undo influence, getting outsized, grabbing for all of the pie or drink they could and now here is the hangover, and now they're coming back to us and saying, well, but you can't blame this on us. you can't take that out of our hides. but we have to. there's no money left in the till. >> you're right on the -- if i'm aonen and i'm looking at what is going on, i'd say, well, politicians signed on to this in detroit's case they have had a parade of idiots
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> as a loyalist to the president, as somebody who is behind this law and worked hard with the team to get it passed, do you want to see somebody held accountable for this disastrous rollout? >> my view is that i can't make the decision whether or not it's best to fire somebody because ultimately this lies on the president's shoulders. we can't fire the president. >> you're saying if anybody should be held accountable, it should be barack obama? >> absolutely. >> the buck stops there. and we hrerd when he was running for president -- and we heard when he was running for president, beware, this is somebody who never had any executive experience. he's never run anything. now here we have rolled this out and it has been terrible. and he only met kathleen sebelius, it wasn't even one on one but face-to-face one time. this was his signature achievement. i think next time, a word to kathleen sebelius -- i know you're watching -- if you want to see the president more often, learn how to golf. at the same time i think he golfed 100 times. >> but is that okay with you? this is the signature plan of
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
in south africa in then 48. they set about passing a series of impressive laws of racial segregation. they western considered citizens. in 1960 when drarts went to the police station in the black town of sharpville and redanded to be arrested, they were protesting the node to have them in the first place. in response to that small act of rebellion, south african police officers opened fire on the crowd and scene people were killed that day. the young liberation leader named nelson mandela said it was that moment that radicalized him in the fight against apartheid, to beat the anc, it wouldn't be long before he was arrested and convicted of treason and sent away to prison for life. he recalls america and bren and across the west for governments to speak up, to use their power, their influence in a country where the west had huge investments in mining interests. to use that influence to free him and fight apartheid. >> that didn't happen. years passed. decades passed. an international movement sprung to boycott business, to di vest from them. to impose, to try to get governments to imp
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
with other family members for change to this country's laws. but so little has happened. obviously this has been a year of great loss for you, but also great frustration, mark? >> no. actually, i can't say frustration, chris. and i don't even think -- i don't like to think i'm fighting. i think we're trying -- i'd like to think i'm engaged in an effort and i'm approaching this with an open heart and mind to find real solutions and to work together with folks. >> where are those solutions, do you think? i mean, we had such high hopes last april. a background check bill supported by the president then failed. i know you must have seen this new poll. 49% of americans now support stricter laws. down from april and obviously from january just after the shooting. what do you think has happened? >> well, it's important to note, chris, that the umbrella figure of stricter laws is not specific to what we're talking about. i think most folks can agree on criminals and folks that are criminally insane shouldn't have firearms. and we're not about gun control, we're about gun safety. sandy hook promises
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
of underpaid woman and the president who passed a pay equity law walk into a bar -- okay, you see where i'm going with this. short of bringing about world peace before he leaves office, the affordable care act will loom large in the president's legacy, as the singular accomplishment of his two terms. and now following the relaunch of a new and improved and fully operational healthcare.gov website, the president is not only owning it, but doubling down. and putting a bright spotlight on the obama in obama care. this week, the white house announced that it is going to be all aca, every day, from now until december 2rd, enrollment deadline for coverage on january 1st. starting with the president himself, who has been pulling his best, you know, hustling almost every day this week, to make the hard sale on the affordable care act. this was his pitch on tuesday. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial prob
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
they -- oftentimes, when they finish their investigation, congress takes their findings and puts them into law. that's what happened with the crash in the buffalo airplane. we now have laws that are -- because the ntsb found there was so much pilot fatigue. we were briefed and i've been on the phone with not only the folks here, but ms. hersman. and let me just say a couple of things. first, when i heard about the speed, i gulped. it sort of takes your breath away. for a train to be going 82 miles per hour around that curve is just a frightening thought. and the fact that it was going at 82 miles per hour even in the 70-mile-an-hour zones, before the curve started, is -- raises so many questions. and is scary. second point i would say is this. they have informed us that it looks pretty certain that the tracks were okay. they're still undergoing signalling, but preliminarily, looking at the signals, they were okay. so two choices. one would be human error on behalf of the engineer. the other would be mechanical error on the locomotive. and they will look thoroughly into that over the next few days an
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
and for everybody who supports this law, for the republicans, it was just something to kind of, you know -- something to complain about. they don't want the whole thing to work. they have been trying to get it to fail from the beginning and up until today. and all these different ways, trying to sabotage this law. and look, they're against it, you know. i'm sure it might be the same on the other foot. but they won't stop. >> what surprises me about this, josh, is that the republicans knew that the white house had the wherewithal, the resources, that they could get to go make this work. why do they continue to double down on saying it wasn't going to work? i mean, eventually it's all going to come together. now that they've met this deadline, where does this leave him with tweets like what senator cornyn did? >> you know, i think they're probably right. you know, they say you never get a second chance for, you know, a first introduction or whatever the phrase is. so i think, you know, this isn't -- they're not out of the woods yet for the white house. but look, this has always been a matt
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